Northern Kentucky Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

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  • 144 Buttermilk Pike Lakeside Park KY 41017-2135 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-859-341-3866



Open Hours: Closed during the pandemic.

  • Second Wednesday 10 am to 2 pm
  • First, Second & Third Wednesday Evening  6-9 pm
  • Thursday (except the third Thursday) Evenings 6-9 pm
  • Second & Third Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed for Thanksgiving weekend; last 2 weeks in December for Christmas

Closed all major holidays.

13th Annual Free & Virtual Family History Conference[edit | edit source]

To view presentations or handouts, use links below.

For a copy of the flyer, click here.

Conference Committee Meeting-Saturday, Sep 12; 10 AM Family History Center[edit | edit source]

2020 Conference Talks

Please be aware the following talks are provided for your reference, but this material is copyrighted.

Click on the link to view the video.

Cincinnati Ohio Stake Family History Conference Talks – Fall 2020

1. Joe Everett-Academic Genealogy: Using University and Other Research Libraries: (Partial Recording – available for 30 days)

2. Amie Bowser Tennent-Genealogy 101: Learn the Right way the First Time: (Full recording – available for 30 days)

3. Dana Ann Palmer-Chronicling America: A Newspaper Site for Everyone: (Full recording – available for 7 days)

4. Tiffany Wacaser-Pvt. George P Read: A Case Study in Civil War Research: - No recording of the meeting, we do have her ppt presentation with recorded audio

5. Steve Page-DNA & Adoption: - To get the presentation, contact him at

6. Amie Bowser Tennent-Crowdsourcing with Social Media to Overcome Brick Walls: (Full recording – available for 30 days)

7. Benjamin Clore-Billion Graves & Find a Grave: (Full recording – available for 30 days)

8. Dana Ann Palmer-Finding your German Ancestor’s Place of Origin: (Full pre-recorded audio – available for 7 days. Cut and paste the link into your browser.)

9. Tiffany Wacaser-How to Examine Records for Evidence: We have her ppt presentation with recorded audio, which will be posted as soon as possible – session did not happen live due to technical difficulties

10. Joe Everett-Discover Their Stories: Bring Ancestors to Life through Sources & Memories: (Full recording – available for 30 days)

2020 Conference Handouts[edit | edit source]

Please be aware the following handouts are provided for your reference, but this material is copyrighted.

Click on the dropbox link to receive the handout.

"Academic Genealogy," Joe Everett

"Discover Their Stories," Joe Everett

"Billion Grave & Find A Grave," Ben Clore

"Chronicling America: A Newspaper Site For Everyone" By Dana Palmer, CG, CGL

"Finding Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin" By: Dana Palmer, CG, CGL

"How to Examine Records for Evidence," By Tiffany Wacaser

"Researching Civil War Ancestors," By Tiffany Wacaser

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

'Genealogy How-To'
  • Croom, Emily Anne Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books 19955): 3rd edition.
  • Everton's Genealogical Helper, (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, July/August 2005): Periodical
  • Hatcher, Patricia Law, Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2003)
  • Jonas, Linda & Milner Paul, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2002)
  • Kenton County Public Library, Local History and Genealogy User Guide, (Covington, Kentucky)
  • Tepper, Michael, American Passenger Arrival Records, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993)
  • Ulster Genealogical & Historical Guild Familia, (Belfast, Ireland: Ulster Historical Foundation, 1991) Volume 2 No 7.
  • Smith, Frank, Thomsen, Finn A.Genealogical Guidebook & Atlas of Norway, (Logan Utah: The Everton Publishers, Inc., 1979)
  • Perceval-Maxwell, M., The Scottish Migration to Ulster in the Reign of James I, (New York: Humanities Press, 1990)
'United States'
Family Histories
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Col., Inc., 1987)
  • Davis, David C., Some Ancestors and Descendants of Benjamin Jacob Davies/Davis Llangadfan, Wales and Allied Jones Families, (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1996)
  • Lewis, Gerald and Gloria, The Harris Family of Warrick County Indiana, (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1995)
  • Manchikes, Alice; Wilson, Harry McClain; Dunham, Jenna; Garbett, Jan, From Priddy's Creek to Woolper Creek: The Johnsons and Wilsons in Virginia and Kentucky, (Burlington, Kentucky: Kentucky Heritage, 2009)
  • Yochim, (Mrs.) Eldred Martin, DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition 1990, (Washington, D.C.: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1994), 3 volumes.
  • Ellis, Edward,Library of American History: A Constitutional, Biographical, Philosophical, Scientific, Geographical, Diplomatic and Military History of our Country, (Cincinnati, Ohio: The Jones Brothers Publishing Company, 1903)
  • Schafer, Joseph, History of the Pacific Northwest, (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905)
  • Leckenby, Charles H., The Tread of Pioneers, (Steamboat Springs, Colorado: The Pilot Press, 1945)
  • Coplen, Daniel L., Kosciusko County: A Pictorial History, (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1995)
  • Tuley, Tom, editor, Green River Road: From Cornfields to Concrete, (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1993) - History of Vanderburgh County
Wilderness Road, (Shepherdsville, Kentucky: Bullitt County Genealogical Society Quarterly Publication, March 1995). (Contents: Deeds 1798-1799; McFarland Funeral Home Death Records 1928-1934, Guardian Book C, 1895-1896, 1802 Tax List, Wills 1821-1822, McAhron Letters 1883-1900, 1857 Deaths, Blaxton Gentry's Posterity, Ancestor Charts: Raleigh, Belt, Crow, Clevidence, Sparks, Skinner).
  • Manchikes, Alice; Wilson, Harry McClain; Dunham, Jenna; Garbett, Jan, From Priddy's Creek to Woolper Creek: The Johnsons and Wilsons in Virginia and Kentucky, (Burlington, Kentucky: Kentucky Heritage, 2009).
  • Schmitz, Raymond A., St. John's Catholic Church Covington, Kentucky 1854-2004, (T & W Printing, 2006)
  • Dobbs, Hugh J., History of Gage County, Nebraska, (Lincoln, Nebraska: Western Publishing and Engraving Company, 1918)
  • Skinner, Shirley M., Pioneer Stories of Brown, Keya Paha and Rock Counties in Nebraska, (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1980) Virginia
  • Maphet, Ernestine, To Climb A Mountain, (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1997)
  • The Bicentennial Guide to Greater Cincinnati: A Portrait of Two Hundred Years, The Cincinnati Historical Society, (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988).
  • Clermont County, Ohio Marriages 1850-1874, CLermont County Gen. Society, (Baltimore, 1989).
  • The Cincinnati Post, They Built a City: 150 Years of Industrial Cincinnati, (Cincinnati, Ohio: 1938).
  • Devereux, C. A. R., Mrs. Devereux's Blue Book of Cincinnati Society for the years 1910-11, (Cincinnati, Ohio: 1910).
  • McQueen, Thomas B., Cincinnati Country, (Cincinnati, Ohio: 1980).
  • Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly, (Columbus, Ohio: Press of Fred J. Heer 1909), Vol. XVIII. January, 1909, No. 1. (Contents: A New Serpent Mound in Ohio, The Mound Builders of Cincinnati, Symmes' Theory, Early Days in Ohio, Rutland - "The Cradle of Ohio," Morgan's Raid).

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Computers
  • Printer
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Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

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Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Boone County Public Library

Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society

Kenton County Public Library: Has a great collection for all of Northern Kentucky Research

Links[edit | edit source]

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Notes from 20 Feb 2018 Meeting (Committee Members Only)

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